As computer technology progresses, the difference between router and switch products has grown fuzzier. Essentially, routers are Layer 3 (L3) products that connect networks with one another. A common scenario is connecting an office network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are L2 devices that interface client devices within a network. Generally, routers depend on computation to forward traffic using complex software, providing intelligence at the expense of speed. Switches, in contrast, rely on largely predefined hardware configurations to steer data at the highest possible rate. The current generation of routers typically include Layer 2 switches, and many of today’s switches include Layer 3 routing capability. Routers offered by Cisco, the source of the vast majority of the world's routers, have improved significantly in capability and performance and Cisco now offers a comprehensive product line that includes routers built to handle the requirements of users ranging from households to the world's largest ISPs.

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The latest ISR routers from Cisco have the speed and integrated functionality to support data voice and video plus virtual environments while also offering fault tolerance, web-based administration, easy scalability, and advanced protection. These routers enable your business to build a firm foundation for an IT network that can evolve smoothly as you hire new employees, open extra offices, activate additional services, extend your network to clients and partners, and build an an increasingly mobile workforce. Progent’s Cisco qualified CCIE network consultants can provide fast and affordable online expertise to assist you to select, deploy, manage, update, and support Cisco's most advanced routers and can assist you to maintain your older routers or move non-disruptively to Cisco’s current networking solutions.

Cisco Routers for Small Companies and Remote Offices
Cisco’s routers for smaller companies and branch offices offer affordable and dependable entry-level alternatives that enable limited sets of workers to share safe connectivity to wide area networks. These fixed-configuration desktop routers include at minimum four Ethernet ports with wireless options and built-in firewall for enhanced security. Built for simple installation, administration, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s small business routers minimize TCO by lowering acquisition and operational investments. Progent’s online troubleshooting experts have extensive experience delivering fast and economical IT assistance for small companies to set up and maintain these routers, and Progent’s CCIE-certified network engineers can help your company to determine how Cisco’s entry-level routers can increase the strategic value of your information system.

Cisco Small Business RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco RV Series Routers TroubleshootingCisco's economical RV Series VPN Routers are engineered to offer small businesses with VPN technology that permits remote users to connect to a network via secure tunneling. Devices in the Cisco RV Series Routers can handle from five to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, incorporate 4 to 16-port Ethernet switches, have integrated firewalls with advanced data encryption, and support web-based setup for easy deployment and management. All RV Series devices accommodate 10/100 Ethernet and some models support Gigabit Ethernet. Wireless models are offered. These routers do not incorporate Cisco’s IOS software.

Cisco RV Series Routers Online SupportCisco’s RV042 VPN Router features a 4-port 10/100 switch and can safely support up to 50 branch offices or online users through IPsec or Point-to-Point VPN. The G version supports Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 Dual WAN VPN Router features an 8-port 10/100 switch and can manage as many as 100 remote offices or off-site users with full IPsec VPN tunneling. Cisco's RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router has 16 switched 10/100 Ethernet ports, accommodates up to 100 online connections, and allows up to 7 switched ports to be set up for traffic load balancing or for ISP redundancy to provide zero downtime Internet access.

Newer products in Cisco's portfolio of Small Business RV Series VPN Routers include the RV110W Wireless-N VPN with a 4-port Ethernet switch and support for four active VLANs, the Cisco RV130W wired/Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions, the RV220W wired/Wireless-N Network Security Firewall with a 4-port Gigabit switch and the ability to support 25 VPN tunnels, and the 320 RV320 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN Router that features a 4-port Gigabit switch and Dual Gbit WAN ports for business continuity.

Cisco 800 Family of ISR Routers
Cisco 881 Series ISR Routers ConsultingCisco's comprehensive line of 800 Series ISR routers consists of desktop devices intended for small businesses, branch offices, retail shops, teleworkers, and customers of ISPs. Many devices in the 800 family of routers have been developed with many options for many years. The 881 Series of ISR routers exemplifies the vast selection of options offered within Cisco's 800 line of routers. Various models in Cisco's 881 router portfolio can enable converged media networks by delivering IP voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in one integrated router and switch. Built-in security can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available features for 881 routers include duplicate WAN connections or support for wired high-speed WAN links such as DSL as well as multiple different 3G and 4G wireless WAN connections all on one desktop appliance.

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Cisco's 881 of ISR routers allow a wide variety of deployment scenarios

The basic Cisco 881 includes a 4-port fast Ethernet managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps performance, the ability to handle 20 users, 2-port integrated PoE, and IPv6 compatibility. Cisco's 881W ISR router includes 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. Cisco's 881 SRST router features four FXS ports and 1 FXO port for public-switched-telephone-network (PSTN) fallback with Cisco SRST. With a Cisco CUBE feature license, Cisco's 881 ISR router supports SIP trunk connectivity as a replacement for legacy PRI lines or foreign exchange-office (FXO) voice connectivity to a PSTN carrier. CUBE-based SIP trunks also connect offsite call agents in Cisco Call Center deployments.

Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers are designed to offer satellite offices of enterprises with advanced video and voice applications, virtual networking, protection, and dependable WAN access. ISR Generation 2 routers feature a design that preserves prior investments in service modules for older ISR routers and lowers down-the-line costs by allowing field installation of additional modules as they become available. In comparison to previous ISR routers, Cisco's ISR Generation 2 routers offer 2-7 times more throughput, substantially more, and easier maintenance. All Integrated Services Generation 2 routers offer Gbit switching and incorporate multi-core CPUs and multigigabit fabric for faster throughput. ISR G2 routers also support intelligent power control for better energy efficiency.

A notable advance with Integrated Services G2 routers is the IOS Software Universal image which contains all of the IOS technology sets so that you can quickly license and activate new services when desired without having to acquire and copy a different IOS image to yourCisco router. Progent's group of Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can provide proven expertise to assist your business to design, configure, and maintain multi-location installations of Cisco ISR G2 routers that enhance branch office productivity and cut the price of upgrades and support.

Cisco 1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Online Support1900 Series ISR G2 routers include on-board encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, intrusion prevention, and up to 11 modular Ethernet switches. The 1941W ISR router provides an integrated WiFi access point that enables cordless access to high-speed data, voice, and video applications through MIMO technology that expands coverage for existing 802.11 users. Interface options for the 1900 ISR G2 routers include T1/E1, xDSL, 3G, and GbE.

Compared to the older 1841 Integrated Services router which they are designed to substitute for, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers have 256 MB vs. 32 MB of flash memory as standard, and flash can be increased to 4GB compared to 128 MB. Default dynamic RAM size is 256 MB compared to 128 MB and maximum dynamic RAM size is 2.25 gigabytes instead of 384 MB. Unlike the 1841 router, the 1900 ISR G2 routers include a USB console in place of the older DB-9 connector and has an add-in slot for the new ISM module to replace the slot for the older and slower AIM module. In contrast to higher end Integrated Services G2 routers, the 1941 Series Integrated Services G2 routers do not allow redundant power supplies or slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.

Cisco 2900 ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 Series ISR G2 Routers Remote Support2900 Series Integrated Services G2 Routers are released in four versions which are intended as upgrades to the models in Cisco’s popular 2800 router series. Cisco’s 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 ISR G2 routers offer integrated hardware encryption, voice and video ready Digital Signal Processor slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 up to 50 LAN switchports. The integrated encryption circuitry supports IPsec and SSL VPN for safe remote connections and is dramatically faster than the AIM modules available with Cisco 2800 series routers. The high-end Cisco 2951 Series Integrated Services G2 router can handle 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, plus Gigabit Ethernet.

2900 Series ISR G2 routers support Cisco’s Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-performance capability identical to Cisco’s Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the older 2821 Integrated Services router that the 2921 Integrated Services G2 router is intended to replace, the Cisco 2921 router is shipped standard with 256 MB as opposed to 64 megabytes of CompactFlash memory and can be loaded with up to 4GB vs. 256 MB. Default dynamic RAM size is 512 megabytes vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 2.5 gigabytes instead of 1 gigabytes.

Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 Routers
3900 Series ISR G2 Routers Remote Security ConsultantsCisco has released four platforms for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series ISR Generation 2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices deliver the top throughput and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s ISR Generation 2 product line and can accept fast DSPs for the most resource-intensive voice/video applications, accelerated hardware encryption, a broad selection of connectivity options, a maximum 98 modular Ethernet LAN switches, and up to 2,500 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. To safeguard your investment, the Cisco 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers include the Cisco Services Performance Engine, a versatile motherboard that can be swapped out easily to improve throughput without forcing your business to buy another piece of equipment. Like other Cisco ISR G2 routers, Cisco’s 3900 family also protects past network investments by being compatible with most of the add-in modules from older Cisco ISR routers. For improved availability, 3900 Series ISR G2 offer dual power supplies.

Compared to the older model 3825 ISR router which the 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to substitute for, the 3925 router is offered standard with 256 megabytes vs. 64 MB of flash storage and can be expanded to 4GB instead of 256 megabytes. Default dynamic RAM capacity is 1 GB vs. 256 megabytes and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 4 gigabytes instead of 1 gigabytes.

4000 Series Integrated Services Routers
The Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers are compact modular and scalable routers designed for businesses with multiple branch offices and offsite users requiring direct access to private data centers as well as public clouds via VPN tunnels and the Internet. Cisco's 4000 series provides the bandwidth needed for distributed enterprise sites to accommodate mobile workers, Cloud-based services, and HD multimedia applications by utilizing WAN optimization, deep packet inspection, and advanced traffic-management technology. Models in the ISR 4000 Series run Cisco's IOS XE operating system, come in a 1RU or 2RU package, can support as much as 2 Gbps of throughput, and can include up to 3 network interface module slots, 2 service module slots, 4 integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. ISR 4000 models can support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PR1, xDSL and other interfaces. For unified communications, Cisco's 400o ISR offers comprehensive edge support for SBC, telephony survivability, and TDM gateways.

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The major difference between Cisco's 4400 ISR and 4300 Series Routers is the inclusion of dual power supply support in the 4400 ISR Series, offering a greater level of fault tolerance. The 4321 ISR Router comes in a 1 RU desktop form factor with two network interface modules (NIMs), delivers up to 100 Mbps performance, and supports 240 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's 4331 ISR Router comes in a 1 RU form factor and includes two NIMs, provides up to 300 Mbps performance, and allows up to 360 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's 4351 model comes in a 2 RU package and includes three NIMs, offers as much as 400 Mbps throughput, and can handle 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The power-redundant 4431 Integrated Services Router has a 2 RU package and includes three NIMs, delivers as much as 1 Gbps performance, and supports 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's redundant-power 4431 model has a 2 RU form factor and includes three network interface modules, provides as much as 2 Gbps throughput, and allows up to 1200 Digital Voice and Video Channels.

Cisco's 1st Generation Integrated Service Routers
Cisco's first-generation Integrated Services Routers, with more than 6M products deployed, have become the industry's leading technology for small to medium-sized businesses and enterprise branch offices to ensure high-performance, secure, and dependable access to strategic applications. Progent's CCIE-certified network consultants are proven experts at delivering remote consulting, management, and troubleshooting support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 family Integrated Services Routers. Progent can assist your company to upgrade to the latest version of Cisco IOS control software with the least possible disruption to your IT operations, assess the security profile of your existing router setup, and help you to move efficiently to the latest line of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers whenever it is appropriate for your business.

Cisco 1800 ISR Routers
Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers ConsultingThe modular Cisco 1800 family of integrated services routers combine data and protection into one robust system for fast, expandable access to strategic business applications. The Cisco 1800 Series router design has been especially developed to meet the needs of small and midsize organizations, enterprise branch offices, and ISP-managed services applications for delivery of concurrent services at high speed. The integrated systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series routers offers maximum business agility and investment protection.

The Cisco 1841 router provides important advantages compared to previous generations of Cisco 1700 Series routers by delivering more than a fivefold performance increase and built-in hardware-based encryption activated by an available Cisco IOS Software protection image. The Cisco 1841 device dramatically increases interface card slot performance and capacity in comparison to Cisco's 1700 Series routers while still providing support for more than 30 available Wide Area Network interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs (VWICs)-for data only). The 1841 integrated services router provides additional enhancement of Virtual Private Network speed via an available VPN acceleration add-in; IPS and firewall capabilities; compatibility with a wide array of connectivity needs, including support for optional integrated switch ports; plus sufficient performance and slot capacity for ongoing network growth and advanced applications.

2800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 2800 Integrated Services Router ConsultantsDesigned for small to medium-sized organizations and enterprise satellite offices, the Cisco 2800 Series consists of four platforms: the Cisco 2801 router, the Cisco 2811, the 2821, and the Cisco 2851. Cisco's 2800 Series routers provide substantial additional value in comparison to prior models of Cisco devices at comparable prices by offering up to a 5x throughput improvement, up to a tenfold increase in protection and voice performance, embedded service options, and radically increased plug-in slot performance and density while maintaining compatibility with the vast majority of the over 90 existing modules in use today for the 1700 Series, the 2600 Series, and the 3700 Series devices.

Cisco's 2800 provides an array of popular protection functions including an IOS Software Firewall, an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), IP security VPN, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Virtual Private Network, advanced application inspection and control, Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol V 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol in one secure solution set. Additionally, by integrating security features directly into the router itself, Cisco can enable special intelligent security functions other security appliances cannot, such as network admissions control (NAC) for antivirus protection; Voice and Video Enabled VPN (V3PN) for quality-of-service (QoS) support when combining voice, video, and VPN; Dynamic Multipoint VPN; Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy VPN for enabling more expandable and easier to manage VPN environments.

Companies can utilize the 2800 Series to create a converged IP telephony network for up to 96 IP phones, and can securely combine data, voice, and IP telephony on a single platform for their small-to-medium sized satellite offices.

The Cisco 2800 Series incorporates an integrated access point for 802.11x wireless network access, wireless Hotspot capability for shared public wireless networks, and infrastructure services for cordless WLAN telephony and for larger locations.

Cisco 3800 ISR Routers
3800 Series Integrated Services Routers HelpCisco 3800 Series integrated services routers are engineered for small and midsize businesses and corporate satellite locations to offer businesses the highest degree of network versatility, performance, and functionality. 3800 Series routers transparently integrate advanced network engineering, smart services, and protected enterprise communications into one resilient platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. The Cisco 3800 Series routers offer internal security intelligence, excellent throughput and large memory capacity, and high-density interfaces that deliver the speed, availability, and reliability required for scaling business-critical protection, IP telephony, high-volume video, system monitoring, and Web programs in the most demanding enterprise environments. Engineered for speed, the Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers provide multiple simultaneous services as fast as wired T3/E3 rates.

The integrated services routing technology of the 3800 router is built to combine protection and voice processing with advanced wireline and wireless support for rapid installation of new services, including application layer operations, intelligent network services, and converged communications. The Cisco 3800 integrated services router supports the throughput demands of several 100Mbps ports for each slot, TDM connections, and fully integrated power distribution to modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet, while also accommodating the traditional selection of interfaces. This permits continuing return on investment by allowing network scaling or accommodating changes in technology as the latest applications are added. By integrating the capabilities of multiple separate appliances into a single small unit, the 3800 Series router dramatically reduces the expense and hassle of administering wide area networks.

Cisco's WAN Edge Routers and Service Provider Routers
Cisco’s WAN edge and service provider routers offer enterprises with high-performance, secure head ends to aggregate satellite office and off-site traffic and to offer carriers economical wide area network edge solutions. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and service provider router portfolio includes the Cisco 7600 Series Routers, the ASR 1000 ASR Routers, the ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services family, and the Cisco CRS-X System.

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Progent's national team of CCIE certified network experts have in-depth experience working with enterprise businesses and ISPs to plan efficient deployments and seamless upgrades of Cisco's midrange and carrier-class routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants offer unbiased, third-party network security vulnerability assessments, stealth penetration testing and advanced SIEM solutions to help companies with Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to comply with business standards and government regulations for network information protection and incident reporting.

Cisco 7600 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 7600 Integrated Services Routers Consulting FirmThe Cisco 7600 Series Integrated Services router benefits from the Cisco Catalyst 6500 infrastructure with an NEBS-3 box, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching speed. High availability is provided via logical and physical redundancy plus IOS Software capabilities. In addition, the Cisco 7600 offers a rich array of high-touch IP network services at optical rates via a variety of Optical Services Modules (OSMs) enabled by Cisco proprietary Parallel Express Forwarding technology.

The 7609 router has the choice to use a 256-Gbps Switch Fabric Module or the standard 32-Gbps data bus, delivering performance of 30 Mpps or 15 million packets per second each. When the Switch Fabric Module is deployed, the Cisco 7609 can in addition allow distributed switching with throughput up to 168 Mpps by using the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet network module, which is powered by the Distributed Forwarding Card and the Switch Fabric Module.

The 7603 Series router offers only the 32-Gbps data bus version and delivers 15 million packets per second centralized switching performance. The Cisco 7603 Series does not offer distributed switching capability.

Cisco ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 WAN Edge Routers ConsultantsCisco’s ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge family of routers is designed to fill the center of Cisco’s midrange devices that concentrate on acting as headends at the WAN edge. Cisco’s ASR 1000 routers offer a small footprint, single-product answer for enterprises who need branch office aggregation at multigigabit Ethernet speeds. Cisco’s ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers introduce an innovative architecture that combines on-board acceleration with programmable flexibility in order to deliver a multitude of simultaneous services without sacrificing consistent performance.

ASR 1000 Series routers include Cisco’s proprietary QuantumFlow Processor made up of 40 purpose-built Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that in combination can support as many as 160 simultaneous threads. This multi-processing structure, combined with on-board acceleration for all services, enables the high-end ASR 1006 Aggregation Services router to expand up to 128K hardware queues, 32K clients, 4K IP security tunnels at 10,000 sessions per second, and 2M Netflow records. This processing capability permits ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers to support a wide variety of advanced services simultaneously in high volume while avoiding throughput degradation that might compromise compliance with service level agreements. These advanced services include Cisco IOS Firewall, IPS, Network Address Translation, FPM, and deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also permits sophisticated traffic management for performing multiple levels of QoS to a packet in one pass, improving responsiveness for high-bandwidth IP voice and video applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Routers Online TroubleshootingCisco's ASR 9000 Series Routers are designed as edge routers for service providers who are required to deliver world-class data, voice and video services to residential, business, and mobile customers by providing non-stop operation, high performance, and application-aware intelligence. All models in the Cisco ASR 9000 Series of Routers run Cisco's IOS XR, a self-healing, distributed OS designed for continuous availability. Performance of the Cisco ASR 9000 portfolio of Aggregation Services Routers can be expanded to as high as 96 Tbps per system. the Cisco ASR 9000 Series of Aggregation Services Routers support Gigabit Ethernet, 10 GE, and 100 GE and feature redundant fabric and power supply, power entry modules, plus redundant control planes and switch fabric.

The ASR 9001 platform is a carrier-edge router in a 6 RU form factor that delivers 120 Gbps of full-duplex fabric performance. The Cisco ASR 9001 has two bays which can accept port adapters for 1, 10, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The base chassis incorporates four 10 Gbit Ethernet SFP+ ports as well as ports for GPS clocking, building integrated timing supply (BITS), and management. The ASR 9904 Router has a 6 RU chassis and provides line-rate 10 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connections in space-constrained environments. The 4-slot router can support up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in a single chassis. The ASR 9912 Router has a 30 RU chassis and includes 10 line-card slots that can support 550 Gbps of throughput. The Cisco ASR 9912 includes 2 route CPUs and 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.

The CRS Carrier Routing System for Core Networks
Cisco CRS ConsultantsCisco's Carrier Routing System (CRS) product line, running Cisco's IOS XR self-healing, distributed software, gives carriers high-level capacity and availability. The CRS product line was introduced in 2004, has been steadily improved, and currently includes the industry's most widely deployed multichassis core router. To preserve past capital investments in infrastructure, the latest CRS models are compatible with previous products.

Current product families in the Carrier Routing System family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series. Every CRS series includes single-shelf 4, 8, and 16 slot units as well as multi-chassis models. The CRS-1 Series is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and delivers up to 92 Tbps of performance. Routers in Cisco's CRS-3 Series use QuantumFlow Array technology and are capable of as much as 322 Tbps performance. Cisco's CRS-X Routers use CMOS photonics CPAK technology and scale to deliver up to 922 Tbps.

The Cisco Carrier Routing System Multichassis platforms can expand from 2 to 72 line-card shelves that have the ability to deliver 400-Gbps of continuous performance for each slot. Carrier Routing System Multichassis models can support up to 8 fabric shelves. MSCs and physical layer interface modules (PLIMs) are compatible throughout the entire Carrier Routing System portfolio.

Legacy Routers Maintained by Progent's Consultants
Progent's Cisco certified consultants are familiar with legacy Cisco routers that are no longer offered by Cisco. Progent can help you to support these older routers and can also help you to prepare for and carry out migrations to newer models. Legacy Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 Line of Routers
    The Cisco 520 model router, designed to support as many as 50 users, includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and one Cisco IOS image. By offering a limited yet powerful set of IOS Software services, the Cisco 520 router simplifies setup, administration, and technical support, but still provides advanced protection and acceleration options to match the specific needs of your organization.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Model Unified Communications Routers
    Cisco's legacy 850 Series access routers are designed for small networks, ideal for up to 10 workers or for telecommuter sites where protected and economical access is required. Cisco 850 Series access routers offer safe access with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IP security Virtual Private Network support, a four-connection 10/100 Ethernet switch, a protected WiFi option with a fixed antenna, and easy setup and integration and off-site management capabilities through Web-based utilities and IOS Software.

    Cisco's legacy 870 Series routers are designed for small networks with up to 20 workers or for teleworker environments where advanced voice/video over IP and dependable connectivity using backup Internet connections are needed. Cisco 870 Series routers deliver high speed in small offices plus tight security through services such as Firewall, IP Security tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) or Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) as well as Dynamic Multipoint VPN and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport, IPS, virus defense through Network Admission Control, and enforcement of secure access policies.

  • 1700 Series Routers
    1700 Series access routers are built to deliver an affordable, standalone router solution for small and midsize companies. 1700 Series routers offer flexibility and manageability to satisfy complex e-business requirements such as data/voice/video/fax consolidation, high-speed broadband Internet connection, and comprehensive security solutions. 1700 Series routers have been superseded by Cisco's 1800 family of ISR routers and the Cisco 1900 Series ISR G2 routers.

  • Cisco 2600 Routers
    The 2600 Series is a family of modular multiservice routers for branch networks, offering a wealth of LAN and WAN setup options, a wide array of security features, and a selection of fast processors. 2600 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 Series of integrated services routers and the Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Generation 2 routers.

  • Cisco 3700 Series
    The Cisco 3700 Series is a line of multiservice access appliances for mid-size and large office networks. Supported by over 70 interface add-in products, the Cisco 3700 Series provides a resilient platform for data, voice and video, VPNs, and mixed-protocol routing. Cisco 3700 routers have been superseded by Cisco's 3800 family of integrated services routers and the Cisco 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 routers.

  • Cisco 7200 VXR Integrated Services Routers
    The 7200 VXR Series router delivers speed, flexibility, and expandability in a small form factor with a broad selection of configuration options. With processing throughput as high as two million packets per second, adapters spanning from NxDS0 to 1 GigE, plus OC-3 as well as a variety of high-volume IP services, the Cisco 7200 VXR Series router is a solid services aggregation wide- and metropolitan-area network edge solution for large corporations and ISPs. The 7200 VXR Series Integrated Services router provides services aggregation by supporting up to 16K Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) sessions per device, mixed-media support via time-division multiplexer-enabled VXR frame and voice port adapters, direct IP-interconnections, and IPsec virtual private networking scalable to 5,000 tunnels per device.
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Support
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is an SBC that permits SIP access to a SIP PSTN carrier and delivers enterprise-wide collaboration functions such as SIP-based conferencing with rich media recording, SIP-based call center and interactive-voice-response systems, policy-based security evaluation of voice calls, and B2B immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a capability of IOS that can be licensed to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers as well as various products within Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 families such as Cisco's 4000 Series, 3900 and 3800 Series, 2900 Series, 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. To find out about Progent's consulting and troubleshooting services for Cisco Unified Border Element and SIP trunks, go to Cisco SIP Infrastructure Solutions and Cisco CUBE Integration Services.

How Progent Can Help Your Company to Support Cisco Router Products
Progent's CCIE and CCNP qualified engineers can help your business to design, configure, and support a converged business network that can simplify processes, reduce expenses, and accelerate the path to profitability. By combining Cisco integrated services routers with Catalyst switches expertise and Cisco Aironet wireless expertise, Progent can significantly increase the business value of your network infrastructure. Progent offers onsite and remote support and offers data center support throughout Northern California and select locations nationally.

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